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As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.
Kentucky adopted a constitutional ban to keep gay and lesbian couples from marrying in 2004, and does not allow adoption by gay and lesbian couples. Kentucky is facing a marriage equality lawsuit.
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Marriage Equality Round-Up - US Supreme Court Edition
Jan 17th, 2015
There's a lot going on around the US Supreme Court's decision to take five marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit. Here's a wrap-up of the current news and analysis
USA: The hearing will be held in April. full story
USA: The ACLU looks at where we're at and how we got here. full story
USA: Time Magazine looks... read_more
US Supreme Court Takes Four Marriage Equality Cases
Jan 16th, 2015
This is huge - the Supremes just took all four cases from the Sixth Circuit:
The Supreme Court has just granted certiorari -- i.e. agreed to hear oral arguments -- in the Sixth Circuit marriage cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. They were consolidated. This means that the question of whether or not the United States Constitution protects the freedom... read_more
Sixth Circuit Upholds Marriage Equality Bans
Nov 6th, 2014
My friends, we have a circuit court split - the Sixth Circuit became the first in the nation to uphold a ban on same sex marriage.
The Washington Blade reports:
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that bans on same-sex marriage in each of the four states within its jurisdiction are constitutional, once again opening up the possibility for... read_more
In-Depth Analysis of the Sixth Circuit Hearing
Aug 12th, 2014
Sitting in the federal courtroom in Cincinnati, listening to the Sixth Circuit arguments in six same-sex marriage cases, one theme seemed especially prevalent: state defenders of same-sex marriage bans argued that the issue should be left up to "the democratic process", and their concerns were shared by Judge Jeffrey Sutton.
Judge Sutton asked the plaintiffs' lawyer in one case, "assuming you... read_more
Will Sixth Circuit Be First to Rule Against Marriage Equality?
Aug 9th, 2014
Andrew Sullivan collects some of the views from pundits who see a possible end to the winning streak for marriage equality in the courts.
The Dish reports:
At one rather awkward point, Sutton launched into a strange monologue about the gay rights movement's tactics, one that seemed barely tethered to the merits of the case at hand:
I would've thought the... read_more
Sixth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Cases From Four States
Aug 7th, 2014
The Sixth Circuit heard marriage equality cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee yesterday.
Freedom to Marry has a nice collection of quotes from the decisions that got the cases here:
"Once you get married lawfully in one state, another state cannot take your marriage away, because the right t remain married is properly recognized as a fundamental liberty interest... read_more
Sixth Circuit to Hear Six Marriage Equality Cases From Four States Today
Aug 6th, 2014
The Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a series of marriage equality cases today from the jurisdiction's four constituent states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. It is an unprecedented coming together of marriage equality litigation that has the potential to change the destiny of marriage in the federal courts for several reasons:
First, these cases cover... read_more
Kentucky Marriage Equality Poll Shows Opposition Dropped 22% in 10 Years
Jul 30th, 2014
While we've still got a ways to go in the state, according to a new Kentucky marriage equality poll, the numbers are encouraging.
USA Today reports:
Results from the latest Bluegrass Poll, released Tuesday, show 50 percent of registered voters in Kentucky oppose same-sex marriage, while 37 percent favor it and 12 percent remain unsure. That's a drop from the... read_more
Kentucky Marriage Equality Advances as Judge Strikes Down Ban
Jul 2nd, 2014
Kentucky marriage equality took a huge step forward as a federal judge struck down the state's ban.
The Courier-Journal reports:
In striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge Tuesday rejected Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that the ban is needed because only opposite sex couples can procreate and maintain the state's birth rate and economy. "These arguments are... read_more
Marriage Equality Monday: August Sixth Hearings for Cases in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee
Jun 17th, 2014
The Sixth circuit is getting set for a Marriage Equality Monday - with hearings on marriage equality cases from four states.
The Washington Blade reports:
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 6 as the single day to hear arguments in the five marriage equality cases pending before the court, setting up a historic day for each... read_more
USA, Kentucky: Judge Puts Same sex Marriage Recognition on Hold
Mar 20th, 2014
A Federal Judge sided with the state's Governor, putting his ruling forcing the state to recognize married same sex couples on hold pending appeal.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
A federal judge is giving the conservative state of Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled... read_more
USA, Kentucky: State Accepts One Ruling, Will Appoint Outside Council to Fight Another
Mar 4th, 2014
The state of Kentucky will accept the ruling that they must recognize marriages of same sex couples performed in other states.
Pink News reports:
The US state of Kentucky won't fight against a ruling made last week which meant the state must immediately recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages... State Attorney General Jack Conway on Tuesday announced that he did not intend... read_more
USA, Kentucky: Marriage Equality Order Delayed 21 Days
Mar 1st, 2014
The judge in the Kentucky marriage equality case has given the state 21 days to figure out how to implement his order.
Equality on Trial reports:
"...the court has granted a 21-day stay of its order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. This week, the state requested a 90-day stay, suggesting that the additional time "will give Defendants... read_more
USA, Kentucky: Judge Partially Strikes Down Ban on Marriage Equality
Feb 27th, 2014
Another red state sees its gay marriage ban struck down.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
A federal judge has issued an order requiring the state of Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where it is legal. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn on Thursday made final a ruling issued earlier this month in which he found that Kentucky's marriage amendment... read_more
USA, Kentucky: Marriage Equality Ruling Due Today, No Stay to Be Issued
Feb 27th, 2014
Looks like we may have another big ruling coming out today, this one in Kentucky.
Here's a very important bit of news we missed amidst all of yesterday's hoopla: A federal judge said Wednesday afternoon that he would issue a final order within 24 hours requiring Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state. In response,... read_more
USA, Kentucky: New Marriage Equality Lawsuit
Feb 15th, 2014
Continuing the week's streak, we had a new red-state marriage equality lawsuit in Kentucky yesterday, on the heels of a decision that the state must recognize legal same sex marriages from other states.
Edge Boston reports:
A Kentucky couple sued the state Friday, seeking to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a federal judge ruled earlier this week... read_more
USA, Kentucky: Judge Rules State Must Recognize Same Sex Marriages From Other States
Feb 12th, 2014
This just in - big news from Kentucky as a judge strikes down part of that state's ban on marriage equality.
The Courier Journal reports:
A federal judge Wednesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on recognizing valid same-sex marriages performed in other states, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. U.S. District Judge John G.... read_more
USA, Kentucky: New Poll Shows Marriage Equality Opposition Down to 55%
Feb 8th, 2014
While a majority in Kentucky still oppose the idea of gay marriage, that number has dropped 15% in the last ten years.
By a 5:3 margin, voters surveyed in the Bluegrass Poll said they oppose allowing same sex marriages in Kentucky. “Over time, there is clear movement on this issue but the majority of Kentuckians remain opposed to... read_more